Keywords: volunteer positions, FRG, Family Support Group, Command Program
|There are a number of different volunteer positions you may find in a Family Readiness Group (FRG), but each FRG is unique. Each unit should design their FRG to meet their own needs and the interests of its members. The following is a list of positions suggested in the Army Family Readiness Group Leader’s Handbook. Detailed descriptions of these positions are included in the FRG Leader's Handbook:
·Battalion FRG Advisor—is a member of the FRG steering committee (may chair it); provides overall guidance and support for unit-level FRGs.
·Unit FRG Leader—provides overall leadership of the FRG; interacts with the unit commander and battalion FRG steering committee.
·FRG Secretary—maintains accurate minutes of meetings and distributes information and correspondence to the FRG leader and newsletter editor.
·FRG Treasurer—along with an alternate, serves as custodian for the FRG informal fund.
·Phonetree Committee Chairperson—organizes the unit phonetree; identifies and supervises phonetree points of contact.
·Phonetree Point of Contact (POC)—maintains regular contact with assigned families; passes along official information, and provides information to families.
·Battalion (or Unit) FRG Newsletter Editor—coordinates newsletter preparation, publishing, and distribution.
·Special Events Committee Chairperson—plans, organizes, and executes FRG activities and special events.
·Hospitality/Welcome Committee Chairperson—contacts and welcomes all new soldiers and families to the unit; helps them find needed resources.
·Publicity Committee Chairperson—informs all soldiers and family members in the FRG of all activities (ongoing and upcoming).
·Fundraiser Committee Chairperson—manages all FRG fundraising activities, including coordination, permission, and recruiting.
·Childcare Committee Chairperson—ensures acceptable childcare for FRG meetings and special events.